Quirky is a "quirky" Linux distribution created by Barry Kauler, that forked from Puppy Linux a few years ago. The original intention was to experiment with new ideas, and Quirky has evolved into an exciting and unique distribution.
The predecessor Woof2 had been used to build Puppy from Slackware packages, the most famous of these being Slacko, created by Mick Amadio. Slacko continues to this day as one of the official Puppy builds, created via woof-CE.
woofQ required a lot of work to build a sane SlaQ. Many improvements were made, and packages carefully configured, and in some cases recompiled, with an aim to create a very compact distribution. The first release of SlaQ is version 8.1.6.
Here are the highlights of SlaQ 8.1.6, in no particular order:
System infrastructure and utilities improved and fixed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Easyinit, a tiny ramdisk Quirky for f.s. check and recovery 1 2 3
Linux kernel 4.4.40 1, SeaMonkey 2.46
New "peachy-red" theme for GTK, JWM, icons and wallpaper
Small download, yet has huge selection of packages
At the time of writing, there are some known issues, only minor. For example, SeaMonkey is stuck on using DuckDuckGo as the search engine. See the forum link below for updates on issues and resolutions.
more details here: http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00493 and here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109378